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SAT/ACT Study Plan

Have you ever wondered if you should study for the SAT or ACT test? The answer is yes! Studying two to three hours a week, three months before taking the test can increase your SAT score by 100+ points and your ACT score by 3+ points. But before cracking open that SAT...

SAT Tips & Tricks

It's that time of year again! SAT testing is right around the corner, and now is the time to prep. Check out these tips and tricks to make the most of your SAT prep. 1. Define a realistic target score When defining a target score consider your practice test scores,...

The Ultimate Guide to Admissions: Virginia Colleges and Universities 2018-2019

Thank you for your interest in The Ultimate Guide to Admissions: Virginia Colleges and Universities: 2018-2019 Download the Ebook here: The Ultimate Guide to Admissions: Virginia Colleges and Universities 2018-2019 Final Ultimate Guide We will keep you posted with any...

Navigating College Admissions: 2018-2019

Thank you for your interest in Navigating College Admissions. Download the Ebook here: Navigating College Admissions 2018-2019 If you have any issues downloading please click here We will keep you posted with any news, updates, and provide helpful tips and strategies...

Change to ACT Accommodations for Extended-Time in September 2018

If your student is taking the ACT with Extended-Time Test Accommodations please make note of this important change to the ACT extended-time policy. In September, extended-time accommodations will change.  Students will no longer be given a 5 hour time limit to finish...

ACT to SAT Conversion Chart: See How Your ACT and SAT Scores Compare

The ACT and SAT are both tests for college admissions that use different scoring systems.  Below is a chart comparing ACT and SAT scores. This chart will help you decide what test is right for you.  If you have taken both tests you can also use the chart to determine...

5 Questions Students Have After the First SAT

Find answers to the most common questions students ask after their first SAT.

How I Saved a Student 20+ Hours of Work with a 5 Minute Phone Call

There are a lot of misconceptions and misinformation out there about college applications and the SAT/ACT. I hear a lot of “I read this on the internet” or “My neighbor told me a story about her friend’s daughter” and on it goes. The misinformation spreads like a game...

Writer’s Block? 11 Journal Topics to Brainstorm the College Essay

I have never considered myself much of a creative writer. The “right” words just never seemed to come to me. However, I’ve always loved the visual arts—drawing and painting in particular. In every art class, the most challenging assignment was always the...

Is That a Good SAT or ACT Score?

When the SAT or ACT scores come out, the first question we hear is “is that a good SAT or ACT score?” This is a tough question to answer because “good” is very relative. Before I answer that question for a parent or student, I always ask to what schools is the student...

SAT/ACT Study Plan

Have you ever wondered if you should study for the SAT or ACT test? The answer is yes! Studying two to three hours a week, three months before taking the test can increase your SAT score by 100+ points and your ACT score by 3+ points. But before cracking open that SAT...

read more

SAT Tips & Tricks

It's that time of year again! SAT testing is right around the corner, and now is the time to prep. Check out these tips and tricks to make the most of your SAT prep. 1. Define a realistic target score When defining a target score consider your practice test scores,...

read more

Navigating College Admissions: 2018-2019

Thank you for your interest in Navigating College Admissions. Download the Ebook here: Navigating College Admissions 2018-2019 If you have any issues downloading please click here We will keep you posted with any news, updates, and provide helpful tips and strategies...

read more

Is That a Good SAT or ACT Score?

When the SAT or ACT scores come out, the first question we hear is “is that a good SAT or ACT score?” This is a tough question to answer because “good” is very relative. Before I answer that question for a parent or student, I always ask to what schools is the student...

read more

Eliminate Negative Self Talk

The expression is you are what you eat, but I would say you are what you think holds as much truth. The idea of mindfulness and the power of thought have been everywhere lately—see here, here, and here. One of the things that I hear students doing as we work through...

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10 Years of Tri-Ed

It’s hard to believe that today marks a decade since I first started Tri-Ed Tutoring! Thinking back to the year I started Tri-Ed Tutoring, 2006, feels like a lifetime ago. I had just finished my Masters in Teaching and was deciding what to do with the rest of my life....

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5 Minutes Remaining…What Now?

For most students, the challenge of the ACT is time management more than the content of the questions. It’s a fast-paced test and difficult to address all of the questions in the allotted time. Try using a few of these tips on your next ACT: Focus on answering...

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Part 2, Class of 2017: Should I Take The Current or Redesigned SAT?

In Part 1, Should I Take The Current or Redesigned SAT, we provided helpful tips to understand the difference between the current and redesigned SAT as well as ACT test to benefit the Class of 2017. Part 2 will detail "pros" and "cons" to support your decision on...

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